Globisens' remarkable awards success in 2017 (a total of 4 awards won in one year) started at BETT 2017. Coinciding with the company's 5th BETT anniversary, the Labdisc was selected as the Tech & Learning Best of BETT 2017. One of six products from 700 exhibitors, the Labdisc was awarded for both quality and innovation.
The genesis for the latest app version of GlobiLab resulted from a clear gap in digital science education. Globisens realized that while the Chromebook has emerged as a unique utility for the education sector in recent years, many users were prohibited by the limited number of available apps for this platform, particularly in science education.
Students of the NASA-funded afterschool NOVAS program in collaboration with Hi-Impact Consultancy in the UK recently launched a Labdisc with a high altitude weather balloon to the edge of space. The students' mission was to take pictures of Earth from space.
The SAILS (Strategies for Assessing Inquiry Learning in Science) project is an international initiative aimed at developing new methods for assessing the skills of students engaged in inquiry based science activities. The project is has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program for research technological development and demonstration.
As part of the prestigious Plan Ceibal, the project leaders also looked to improve science education from elementary school right through to University. Here a solution was required that could offer more sophisticated science functionality, while still be intuitive and robust enough for very young science students.